Well, this is a big surprise for us. It seems like it was passed just a few days from the arrival of the all-new F-150, and the manufacturer seems to work on the refreshed model. The camouflaged pickup truck is spied testing on Ford’s test track in Dearborn, Michigan, but we are expecting to see more testing models in the coming year. Moreover, the updated truck will likely come in late 217 as the 2018 Ford F-150
2018 Ford F-150: Redesign and Changes
The best-selling pickup won’t receive any big styling changes, but still, there will several styling tweaks, which are quite obvious in the front. The 2018 F-150 is going to get a new, more aggressive grille, which seems to be borrowed from the latest Raptor model. The additional cosmetic changes will include the redesigned lightening cluster, so the truck could easily lose its pretty ugly fog lamps. The camouflage hides some other parts such as the hood and bumper, but we think there won’t be any changes. Instead, look for the interior refresh that will add more technology and the updated infotainment.
New Engine and Transmission
In contrast to the fairly modest styling changes, the 2018 Ford F-150 will definitely get a number of important changes under the hood. At the moment the amazing truck offers the new 10-speed automatic transmission just with the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, yet the refreshed model will definitely include the drivetrain that pairs the aforementioned gearbox and the powerful 2.7-liter EcoBoost mill. This combination will additionally improve the fuel economy of the tuck. Speaking of the efficiency, the carmaker is also working on the 2018 F-150 diesel pickup, which will definitely make a huge noise in the segment. The all-new oil-burner will likely borrow the 3.0-liter Lion V6 diesel unit from the Jaguar. The engine currently delivers 254 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque and the respectable fuel economy, so the Ram1500 EcoDiesel should become worried.